Ursula K Le Guin has reviewed José Saramago's The Elephant's Journey
for the Guardian
. Saramago, who died June 18th aged 87, was known not only for his superb fiction, of which The Elephant's Journey
will now be the last example, but also for his frank and outspoken politics. The Notebook
, published by Verso just two months before Saramago's death, is a collection of his non-fiction writing that exhibits a sharp and relentless political mind at work.